Rice Enzyme Powder | How To Use

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Classic Rice Enzyme Powder - for Normal + Combination Skin

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Why it's different:
Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin. Formulated with crushed pearl to even skin tone.

Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder - for Dry Skin

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Why it's different:
Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin. Formulated with Licorice Root extract to help nourish skin and prevent dryness.

Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder - for Sensitive Skin

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Why it's different:
Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin. Formulated with Indigo extract and Colloidal Oatmeal to soothe even the most easily irritated skin.

Deep Rice Enzyme Powder - for Oily Skin

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Why it's different:
Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin. Formulated with Dokudami extract, a natural anti-bacterial that helps fight breakouts.

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When brewing their fabled drink, sake masters, or Toji, constantly immerse their hands in rice bran, only to have them emerge fresh, pure, cherubic. Geisha noticed this phenomenon and rely on rice bran even today to polish their skin to a luster.

The secret? Japanese Rice Bran (Komenuka), prized for its skin soothing and smoothing enzymes and gamma oryzonal, a potent anti-oxidant against UV-induced oxidative damage.

This same Komenuka is at the heart of all TATCHA POLISHED Rice Enzyme Powders. 

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How do I use this product?
Begin with wet hands and a wet face. Pour about half a teaspoon into hands, add water and rub hands together to create a creamy foam. Massage gently onto a wet face in circular motions for 10-20 seconds, avoiding eyes. Rinse and revel in your soft, smooth skin.

What step in my skin care ritual is a Rice Enzyme Powder?
Use of the polishing powder is the 2nd step in your Tatcha ritual. For best results, use after removing makeup with the Camellia Cleansing Oil, then follow the Enzyme Powder with a serum and a Tatcha moisturizer.

When should I use this product?
The enzyme powders are gentle enough for everyday use (or even twice daily use morning and night).

Can I use this as a cleanser?
Yes, if you are not wearing makeup or if you've already removed makeup, this product can act as a 2-in-1 cleanser, both cleansing and exfoliating the skin at the same time.

Why is it in powder form?
The formula is actually water-activated so it's important to keep it in a dry form before use. Upon pouring the powder into wet hands and adding water, it turns into a creamy lather that can be massaged into the face with highly efficacious cleansing, exfoliating and conditioning results.

Is it okay to exfoliate everyday?
Unlike conventional Western exfoliants, which are often too harsh and stripping for everyday use, Tatcha's Rice Enzyme Powders are specifically formulated to be used everyday and won 't strip the skin. This is one of the key differences in the approach of traditional Japanese skincare and Western skincare regimens.

Which Rice Enzyme Powder should I use? Can I mix and match?
Generally, the Gentle version is best for people with drier skin, Classic for normal/combination skin, Deep for more oily skin and Soothing for sensitive skin. However, your skin needs can be different each day and from morning to night and using different versions can be beneficial at different times for the same person.

What is HADASEI-3™ Complex?
At the heart of all Tatcha skincare essentials is HADASEI-3™, our own proprietary complex of Green Tea, Okinawa Red Algae and Rice Bran extracts, combined for their anti-aging properties to keep skin looking supple, smooth, and luminous. The result is beauty in balance - skin that is pure, polished, radiant and supple.

Can I use this with Clarisonic?
You should not need to use our Rice Enzyme Powders with the Clarisonic, as the two products serve the same purpose as exfoliants.  For additional exfoliating benefits, we recommend incorporating the Polished Facial Brush by Kashoen 1883 into your ritual, or pairing our Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil with your Clarisonic.

Does each powder contain the same key ingredients?
All three powders are formulated with our proprietary HADASEI-3™ Complex . In addition, the Gentle powder contains Licorice Root extract to help nourish dry skin, the Classic powder, formulated for combination skin, contains conditioning Pearl extract, the Deep powder contains Dokudami extract, a Japanese botanical long prized for its ability to calm acne and balance the complexion and the Soothing contains Colloidal Oatmeal and natural Japanese Indigo extract to help calm easily irritated skin.  

Can I use this product around my eyes?
We do not recommend using the Enzyme Powders around your eyes.

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    I started using Tatcha products well over a year ago when I saw them on QVC and ordered the travel/starter kit. Yes, they are expensive, and yes, I've tried to go back to other products, but my skin looks and feels fantastic and I am worth it. :) I am turning 57 this year and all my friends are asking me what I'm using on my skin, commenting on how flawless it looks and if I've had any work done. No work, just faithfully using the cleansing oil, the rice powder, the deep hydration firming serum and the moisture rich silk cream. I use all four products at night and all but the cleansing oil in the morning. My skin looks so much younger, my rosacea is reduced and my makeup goes on flawlessly. Keep up the great work!
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    I don't write reviews often, but the love I have for this product is deserving of a review. I recently turned 29 and decided I needed to take my skincare routine up a notch. I turned to Tatcha after I read some great reviews and bought the eye cream, and as awesome as Tatcha is, they sent me a free travel size of the rice enzyme powder. Not having a clue as to what it was, I came back here, watched the video and added it into my daily routine. I instantly fell in love with it! I have been using it for about a month now and I have noticed my skin is smoother and brighter from using this. My face feels prepped and ready for the toners, serums and moisturizers that I put on after. It's gentle on my sensitive skin and I feel like my face is so much cleaner. Will absolutely continue use!
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    I have been using the enzyme powder for a month now and have just simply fallen in love with it. My skin feels exfoliated and clean. Can't wait to get the full size version of the product.
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    I really don’t have sensitive skin but I decided to try a sample because I know that Indigo is awesome for the skin. I do have combination skin with occasional breakout. I decided to use the product in the evening after removing my makeup. I felt that the sensitive formula kept my breakout at bay and my skin was much smoother. I just LOVE Tatcha!!!
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